June 18, 2018

Your sponge may be dirtier than your toilet (Time)

Your sponge may be dirtier than your toilet (Time)

If you’re someone who repeatedly uses the same sponge to wipe your kitchen counters, table and dishes, replacing it only every month or so, a new study published in Scientific Reports may make you want to change your cleaning habits ASAP.

A team of German researchers analysed 14 used kitchen sponges, collected from households in south-western Germany, and discovered that they harboured a surprisingly high amount of bacteria. You may be wasting your time by even trying to clean your sponge; the study found that the best thing you can do is replace your sponge once a week. Read more

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